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Recommended Reads November 2018

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Glass Town Wars

Author: Celia Rees
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Published Date: 1st November 2018
RRP: £12.99

When Tom is in hospital in a coma, his friend Milo decides that Tom can be a guinea pig for a new gaming device - a device that will take him far into a troubled world. But this 'game' soon becomes far more than it first appears and Tom soon meets Augusta, who is fighting to save her Kingdom. They are both from different worlds and different times, but Tom and Augusta become evermore embroiled in a world of chaos anmd tension that encompasses the past, the present and the future. They must combine forces and do battle to save a kingdom and escape a web of deceit, with love finding them along the way.


Winter in Wartime

Author: Jan Terlouw
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Published Date: 25th October 2018
RRP: £10.99

Winter in Wartime is an award-winning wartime classic, the story of a boy who defies the Nazis to save the life of a downed British Spitfire pilot. It has never been out of print in The Netherlands since its first publication in 1923, but it has been out of print in the UK for 40 years - until now. 

As the Second World War approches its end, the Netherlands is still under Nazi control and any acts of resitance are punishable by death. But when 16 year old Michiel is asked to take care of a wounded Brittish Spitfire pilot he doesn't think twice. He joins the secret struggle against the Nazis, working every day to end the occupation and protect those in danger from it, knowing all the time that spies are everywhere and one loose word could cost him his life. 

Wundersmith The Calling of Morrigan Crow

Author: Jessica Townsend
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Published Date: 30th October 2018
RRP: £12.99

Imagination, discovery and friendship await Morrigan Crow when she escapes her deadly cursed life in Jackalfax and joins the Wundrous Society. It promises her protection, friendship and belonging - things she has been looking for her whole life ... but then Morrigan doesn't receive the welcome she hoped for.

Morrigan is a much-feared Wundersmith. So, instead of the Society helping Morrigan to embrace her power, she is taught only that all Wundersmiths are evil ... and she must supress her mysterious abilty at all costs. To make matters worse, Nevermoor is quickly turning from a place of safety to one of danger. Society members are going missing and someone is blackmailing Morrigan's new friends, turning them against her. Meanwhile Ezra Squall, the evilest man who ever lived, is determined to lure Morrigan from the Society by promising to reveal the true nature of the Wunder that calls to her ... and which is becoming ever harder to resist ...

Has Morrigan's dream of escaping her cursed life ended before it truly began?..




The Hurting

Author: Lucy Van Smit
Publisher: Chicken House
Published Date: 6th September 2018
RRP: £7.99

Fifteen-year-old Nell Lamb has dreams of being a famous musician - but her alcoholic dad has upped and moved them to the Norwegian wilderness, where she helps to care for her sister, who has cancer. But when she meets the shadowy, mysterious Lukas - the adopted heir to a Norwegian oil fortune - she sees her escape: the two of them running away from the world. Soon, she's under his spell - and willing to do anything to make him happy. But Lukas has his own dark agenda, and soon it's clear that what binds them together goes way beyond love. 

This is survival ... and is any boy really worth her soul?